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The most up to date news for Greenville and Bond County.

Chamber Hosts Final Old Fashioned Friday, Talks Gazebo

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held their last Old Fashioned Friday of the season Friday, July 25. “It was a beautiful 75-degree Friday afternoon in July; that’s almost unbelievable, isn’t it? We’ve...

South Central FS Hosts Customer Appreciation Dinner

South Central FS held their annual Customer Appreciation Dinner at the American Farm Heritage Thursday night. South Central FS CEO Byron Sikma told WGEL they were very pleased with the turnout. “It looks like we exceeded...

Bond County Fair Church Service This Sunday

The annual Bond County Fair Church Service is Sunday, July 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Grandstand. Dr. Gregory Sanders and his friends will begin the evening with prelude music. The...

Health Board Hears West Nile & Kidney Mobile Update

In the recent Bond County Board of Health meeting, Public Health Administrator Mark Ayers detailed for the board the health department’s upcoming tobacco-free policy. Starting January 1, tobacco use of any kind –...

Area In Need Of Rain, Weekend May Be Best Chance

While no one is complaining about the cooler temperatures this summer, there is a definite need for rain throughout the WGEL listening area.  We spoke with Bond & Fayette County Farm Bureau Manager Stephanie...

Law Dogs Holding Bucket Drive Saturday

The South Central Illinois Law Dogs, a motorcycle club made up of current and former police, fire, EMS, and corrections workers from Bond, Fayette, Montgomery, and Clinton County, are holding a bucket drive fundraiser...

Unit 2 Registration Held August 5 – 11

Registration for Bond County Community Unit #2 elementary and high school students will be held August 5 - 11. Registration at Greenville Elementary and Greenville Junior High Schools will be held Tuesday, August 5 from...

Armed Robbery Victim Found Bound and Gagged on I-55 Near Raymond

On Tuesday at approximately 10:15 p.m. an Illinois State Police trooper was dispatched to Interstate 55 southbound near Raymond. Upon his arrival, the trooper discovered the driver of a vehicle bound and gagged...

Health Department Eliminates Lengthy Wait Times

The Bond County Board of Health met this week and during his activity report, Public Health Administrator Mark Ayers informed the board about an over-the-counter drug safety program the Bond County Health Department’s health...

People From Throughout The Region Involved In “9 To 5”

Hard Road Theatre Productions in Highland will present the musical version of the 1980 movie “9 to 5” July 25-27 and August 1-3 at the Highland Elementary School. WGEL spoke with Tom Varner, director of...